Fatisha makes it to the finals for Miss World Talent Segment out of 119 young women from around the world
Fatisha Imo (left)
ZIZ News…Oct. 15 2010 – Our very own Kittitian Beauty is currently in China representing the Federation at the 60th Annual Miss World Pageant. The prestigious pageant will be held on the 30th of October in Sanya, China. She arrived in Beijing on the 2nd of October and the very next day she showcased her Traditional Dance which was the Mockojumbie. Fatisha learnt the art of Mockojumbie dancing during her preparations in the summer; after just 4 practices with her instructor Pica, she was dancing like a pro on 6ft stilts. The panel of judges along with the contestants were excited and cheered loudly during her performance. Fatisha said that she was so nervous hearing nearly 120 people clapping and cheering in the room while she was about 12 ft high in the air. Talent preliminaries were also done on the 3rd of October and Ms. Imo danced a contemporary piece to the song “Father Can You Hear Me”. The panel of judges commended Ms. Imo and gave her thumbs up after the emotional performance. She held a dance workshop entitled “I Feel Like Dancing” during the summer where over 70 students attended and has decided to host a next workshop during December.
Fatisha has been in China for approximately 2 weeks now and has visited Beijing, Mongolia and Shanghai. During the tour to the different cities, she has visited the Great Wall, the Olympic Stadium, Badachu Ancient Temple, Genghis Khan, Shanghai International Expo and attended many Welcoming Ceremonies and Galas. Fatisha also attended the Miss World Charity Auction Gala where a painting of a masquerade that was donated by Cameron’s Art Gallery was auctioned. Mr. Justin Li Bolin, Executive Director of ATMU Group in Beijing, China bought the painting. Miss Imo said that Mr. Bolin came up to her and just hugged her and explained to her that he was so proud to see St. Kitts and Nevis being represented in the Miss World Pageant. Mr. Bolin has a St. Kitts & Nevis passport, which explains why he was so excited when he saw Ms. Imo.
Fatisha arrived in Sanya on Sunday 10th October, where the heat of the competition continues and the judged segments of the competition will take place. The segments include Miss World Beach Beauty, Miss World Top Model, Miss World Talent, and Miss World Top Fitness/Sports. She will be competing against 119 young women from all around the world and Fatisha has confidence and courage within herself that she will excel.
On the 13th October Fatisha was chosen for the talent finals, where only 40 girls out of 120 were chosen. She was asked to perform the Mockojumbie Dance instead of her contemporary piece because of its originality and uniqueness. Fatisha said she was so shocked when they called St. Kitts and Nevis as a finalist in Talent Segment.
Fatisha quoted, “This is a lifetime opportunity and I never thought I would ever reach this far in pageantry. From the age of 10, I always dreamt of entering the Miss World or Miss Universe Pageant. I did it! This is one of the most precious moments in my life. I cried like a baby when I was at the Great Wall because I never thought I would get to see it in real life. I usually see it on the TV. I’m proud to say that I am walking in the foot steps of my God mother Haley Cassius, who was the first person to ever represent St. Kitts & Nevis in the Miss World Pageant in 1988. I am marketing my Federation in every way possible. I brought many books and brochures with me and have been handing them out during tours to many locals and tourists. I will like to thank everyone who has assisted me in any way possible, especially my family and the Miss World St. Kitts Nevis Executive Committee. Thank you”.